High School Spanish -  Conversational

By engaging in the ancient practice of listening to and collaborating in the telling of stories, songs, and poetry from Pre-Colonial and Colonial times, students will learn and rehearse the correct use of fundamental conversational Spanish as spoken in Mexico and Spain. While the vocabulary may differ, we will make use of the grammatical knowledge acquired in High School Spanish classes.


My daughter spent 20 minutes minutes this morning telling me all the ways she absolutely LOVED your class. She felt comfortable, and said you were funny and very interesting. She said you are very good at making the class work for students of varying ability levels and mentioned that you are navigating the virtual class technology very well. Thank you for a great class!
-- Meghan S., Louisiana 

Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.

“REGISTER” buttons for 2018-2019 will become active on 7 February 2018.


Prerequisites: Current enrollment in CLRC High School Spanish 1, 2, 3, or 4 (or other Spanish experience with instructor permission).
Instructor: Arely Mattson, M.A.  arelycruz.clrc@gmail.com
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Age Level: 14 and up

Minimum Enrollment Required: 3
Maximum Class Size: 10
Tuition per Semester: $97.50

Class Meets: Mondays, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Class Begins: Week of September 27th
Click Here to see the 2021-22 Class Schedule

Spring Registration is Open

If you have an interested friend, please encourage them to sign up with you!  Learning Spanish with a friend is fun, and will help you both advance more quickly.

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Arely Mattson, M.A.

Arely Isela Briones Cruz de Mattson
currently lives in Texas, but has lived in and traveled to many parts of the world, including Spain, France, Macedonia, and Germany. She is originally from Mexico and enjoys sharing about her ancestral country’s incomparable beauty and cultural wealth. She also fell in love with Spanish culture while living and studying in Madrid.

Ms. Mattson earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and English with a minor in Spanish from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and a Masters in Theological Studies in Religion, Ethics and Politics from Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

She enjoys a quiet existence in the company of her family, many books, pets, and flower and vegetable gardens. She also loves camping and hiking and travelling to remote parts of the world. Interesting note - she is currently trying to learn Nahuatl.


All materials will be provided by the instructor.